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Allison Crotwell, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Depression ADHD
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist in various inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients on multiple concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting problems, career, and life transition challenges. In addition, I have extensive experience in working with clients who struggle with behaviors and symptoms related to obsessive-compulsive disorders, attention deficit, and hyperactivity disorders such as ADD and ADHD.

My therapeutic approach varies but is always client-centered. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. For example, through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I support clients through developing skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation to move clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom.

It takes courage and effort to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and if you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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Allison is an incredible therapist with a wellspring of resources at her fingertips! She helped me navigate post-partum depression & find a place of healing. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Allison for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Allison has helped me SO much in such a short amount of time. It’s pushed me in ways I didn’t realize and my thinking is changing as well. I highly recommend her as she is super accommodating and makes you feel extremely comfortable!

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

10/10. She has helped me so much the last few months. She has never judged me, validates my thoughts and feelings, and treats me like a real human instead of treating me like something is wrong with me. I’m forever grateful for her!

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Allison has been very helpful, kind, and supportive. She has helped me think through many of my challenges and offered guidance as I work to resolve concerns.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

I have used therapists in the past and it never felt useful. Allison has been amazing. I love better help. Best help ever

Written on Jul 31, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

From the first session she was unbelievably understand and respectful. She is definitely a great listener and keyed in on my needs immediately. She is compassionate and patient and has given me "homework" that has helped to open my eyes to what has been keeping me down. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd